Incorrigible | New Holland Brewing Company

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405 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New Holland Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
newhollandbrew.com

Style: Berliner Weissbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Spring

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Added by Sammy on 06-09-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
405
Reviews:
51
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
10.08%
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
75
For Trade:
6
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3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hayes86
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drstalker
3.89/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of atrocity
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chris912
3.96/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DrBier
4.24/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zebra
3.97/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: Pale gold. Not much head, but that's probably due to a lazy pour on my part.

Smell: Apple cider vinegar, without much of anything else sticking out. Perhaps there's a slight crackery malt hiding in the background, but it's very subdued.

Taste: Vinegary tang overlaying a flavor that falls between champagne and a dry cider. I wasn't a fan at first, but this is my first sour, and as I sip it gets more and more enjoyable. For those of you who've never had a sour before, I will warn that this doesn't evoke any of the "typical" flavors of beer one might expect. No malt, no hops, but that's not a bad thing. The label doesn't indicate the presence of any fruit, but there's a green apple element going on here.

Feel: Strong, tingly carbonation which complements the tangy flavor quite well. A medium-light body and zero alcohol warming makes this quite drinkable.

Overall: I was sure I hated this upon taking my first sip, but by the end of the bottle I was sad it was gone. Other reviews here seem to suggest that this is a pretty mediocre sour compared to others, but for a first-timer with no frame of reference it makes for quite a satisfying, unique experience. It's not something I'd buy regularly, but it would make a nice alternative to champagne for a special occasion. Recommended? Absolutely.

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Photo of Lingenbrau
4.2/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BubbleBobble
3.72/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BHansen214
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pkalix
3.99/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

no date on the bottle, but i've been holding it since 2014. chardonnay look in the glass with a little white fuzz (fizz) around the edges. earthy and tart on the nose and the tongue. definitely sour! didnt lose anything in the two years it sat in my cellar but then i dont have a fresh one to compare it to....

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Photo of Gkruszewski
3.94/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ta_hagen
4.41/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of liamt07
3.64/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rick778
3.33/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of RyanK252
3.74/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle poured into a BarrelHouse Brewing Co pint glass

A: Pours golden yellow with a kinda fizzy white head that dissipates pretty quickly.

S: Sweet fruity notes, green grapes, lactic tartness, a little yeasty funk, and a touch of wheat.

T: Plenty of lemony lactic tartness, fruity white wine, white grapes, stone fruit, maybe a hint of berry, a touch of wheat, and faint oak on the back end.

M: Medium body, lively carbonation.

O: A little fruity for my taste in Berliners, but not bad.

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Photo of cavedave
3.16/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

With bare head, almost clear appearance, and light red color it looks like a sparkling rose' wine. Even taking fruit addition into kind consideration, and the pretty color it shows, it does not have a great look for a Berliner.

Nose is sharp lacto notes, also softer tart notes, light and sweet berry, floral in background, with some tannic and earthy hints to balance.

Berry flavor is prominent in the taste, with the sharper lacto notes winning the day from the more rounded yeasty flavors. Much less earthy funk than in the aroma, but more tannic notes to end the sip.

Medijum bodied, very low carb., not as clean a finish as would be optimal, with some clingy berry resin that doesn't work well.

Adding fruit to a Berliner often doesn't work because it ends up too sweetart tasting. Such is the case here, this just isn't a very good Berliner Worth a shot if you are a fruited sour freak, but if you are looking for traditional Berliner Weissebier look elsewhere.

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Photo of Klourie
3.77/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ajdemma
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of meals00
4.29/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Zazzi82
3.61/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of madelf66
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.17/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of leprechaunandfatman
4.2/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mgcarney
4.72/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Incorrigible from New Holland Brewing Company
3.87 out of 5 based on 405 ratings.
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